Chikamatsu’s Principles

Chikamatsu Monzaemon’s artistry stemmed from a deep respect for the power of words. With each play, he sought to paint a vivid portrait of reality amidst a sense of wonder. He believed that feeling was the link between the stage and its audience, best achieved through lively prose, a logical story line, and un-restrained imagination. […]

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Director Keiichi Hara’s 2002 animated feature Colorful is an introspective study of life’s impermanence which teaches the value and rarity of human connection.

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